Gavin "Don't Rape Me" King, Member for MacKenzie, was made time and time again on the 4CA Cueball Talkfest to promise that all dugong and turtle hunting would be stopped by the LNP on Green Island, Michelmas Cay, and other "tourist sensitive" areas at the very least.
This demand by Colin Riddell, who is the junior Bozo and coat holder in the Bob Irwin traveling circus, was said to be the MINIMUM that they would accept for support of an LNP government. They also demanded a complete halt to native hunting of these animals, and the prosecution of the illegal sales of turtle and dugong meat. The latter was a charge made continuously by Riddell, with never any evidence from any government investigator.
So today, Gavin King delivered! In a chorus of fanfare trumpets, King and the LNP announced - - - well and truly nothing. A new requirement that dugongs and turtles can be hunted only in accordance with existing animal welfare laws. Which to most people means don't hack 'em up when the ABC is hanging around with a camera crew. The equivalent of a parking ticket for indigenous hunters.
In short, Riddell and Bob Irwin have been well and truly fucked by the LNP. NO ban on hunting these so-called "endangered" animals. NO ban on hunting them at Green Island where the tourists are said to be "horrified at the slaughter". (Given the majority visiting Green Island are Chinese tourists, who commonly eat turtle, anteaters, cats, dogs, snakes, bears, hobos, and virtually every other animal, with "home butchery" considered the best way to feed your family, these claims of horror can only be said to apply to the social elite like John MacKenzie.) Never mind that there's always been an undercurrent of racialism in the whole issue.
|THIS MAN WAS JUST SODOMISED BY |
HIS POLITICAL MASTERS,
PROFESSIONALS ALL. SO WHY
IS HE STILL SMILING??
The fact is, there won't be one less turtle kebab or Dugong Parmesan served as the result of this LNP "policy". It's a payback with counterfeit currency.
Get used to it, Cairns. This is the Campbell Newman "modus operandi". Big fanfare, claims of "delivering to the people of Cairns", with a sniggering expectation that the fucking hillbillies in Cairns are too stupid to read the fine print. Or even the big headline.
With John MacKenzie the shrill screaming voice of this action, demanding we stop horrifying our tourists, bellowing that we're losing all our tourists to this kind of savagery, how much money will be required to get him to take his medicine and STFU?
Should be fun. . . .